June 19, 2019

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Town Council approves Washington budget

Laura Dodd, who has served as town clerk for more than 16 years, is retiring, and the council discussed briefly ways the town might replace her. The town will advertise for two possible part-time positions, but council members are still working on job descriptions and titles to attract the right candidates. […]

Land Use/Zoning

Affordable housing in Rappahannock — the PEC weighs in

“To be honest with you, I don’t know how you balance people’s vacation homes [in Rappahannock] against [local] people’s need for a place to live. That’s a hard one,” he says. “If you’re going to convert the housing on farms [into vacation homes] you better replace it for the people who work here. That’s why it’s important.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Thank you

The Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA) would like to thank the organizations and volunteers who helped make the inaugural Rush River Conservation Day on Saturday, June 8, a great opportunity for youngsters and adults alike to have the opportunity to fish in the beautiful, clean Rush River. […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanking many friends

I would love to give a BIG THANK YOU to all my supporters of both ECOW and the Sperryville Corner Store for all those years (19) of supporting me. I have left the Corner Store and plan on enjoying a summer of not working all the time. I am staying in the area and know I will be seeing most of you around the county. […]

Letters to the Editor

Vote for Biniek, et al

What is important about this is that Mike Biniek supports fiber to the home and a partnership with REC to bring it in. I am guessing the other two reform candidates do as well. Mike thinks electric rates are too high, and he also supports easy ability to contact one’s representative on the board, which has been difficult up until now. […]


Harris’s ‘Collective’ jazzes up Gloria’s

Jazz pianist and Flint Hill resident Bill Harris is hoping some of his many Rappahannock fans will take their love of jazz standards — not to mention of his first-class hands and completely simpatico baritone — on a quick commute to Warrenton next Friday night, June 21. […]


Rappahannock’s farm to table sanctuary christened Whippoorwill

All of Whippoorwill Farm animals are raised and finished on pasture. They treat the animals with respect and compassion and celebrate “beyond organic” practices, producing flavor profiles not found in conventionally grown produce. Their laying hens are moved around the farm to allow them fresh foraging as well as to spread out excellent pasture fertilizer. […]


A ‘clean’ river runs through it

It was billed as a “clean water” celebration of the Rush River that flows through Rappahannock County Park, where on Saturday excited anglers of all ages — kids, parents and grandparents — were treated to a family fun day of fishing, “Rush River Conservation Day,” with fly-tying instruction and demonstrations by the sport’s best teachers and representatives. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 13

​Silver Maples Gallery is a whimsical, eclectic gallery whose owners, Norm Jenkins and Michael Clarke host Artists from near and far. Their mission is to provide an opportunity for Artists to exhibit their works in an exclusive setting. Norm and Michael want to focus on the individual artist and their work. The unique accessibility of Silver Maples Gallery is what sets it apart from other boutique galleries. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: Fearmonger?

Now, apparently, that is not in vogue. I read about the dire plight of 30-year-olds who have received their college degree and want to live and work in Rappahannock but they can’t afford it. So? What have they been doing? Working hard? Saving their money? When did it become the role of the county to find a place for these individuals to live? […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Free Clinic

    June 19, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Valley Health Family Medicine, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Coffee and Conservation

    June 20, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    76 W Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186, USA
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  • kick-off concert of the 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series

    June 20, 2019  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Depot Conference Center, 111 Commerce St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • Work day

    June 22, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Rappahannock County Park, 7 Park Lane, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Unitarian Universalists services

    June 23, 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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